Patronage will still continue after evolving into other forms. For instance, the ‘tribal chiefs’ will conspire to have their own candidates selected for state positions (support my candidate for this position, and I support your candidate for that position). It’s ironical getting a warning like this from a man who represented the ultimate patronage system. However, JJ is right when he says that today’s political parties aren’t any different from KANU.
I am not interested in J.J Kamotho’s insights now that he seeks to be dubbed a reformist and is interested in being a governor of Muranga. He was one of the most ‘intolerant and dictatorial’ leaders that ever walked the face of this Kenya, has been a great beneficiary of the patronage system during the Kanu era (error!), has huge baggage which he should offload to the TRJC currently on a tour of the country and must be privy to very many secrets of his political masters from his lofty perch as Secretary General of Kanu and long serving Minister in the Moi government.
Common sense should dictate that he sits back, enjoys his retirement and not remind Kenyans of the bad old days where he was the champion defender of impunity.
If he were to ever make himself relevant, then an appearance before the TJRC and the KACC to reveal all the shenanigans and goings on during his many years at the apex of power in this country might be one way he would convince me that he is a true reformer!
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